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Industrial Park planned on I-45

Sheila HatfieldThe Ellis County Press HUTCHINS – 100 acres has been purchased by the developer Majestic Realty Co. on Interstate 45 where it plans to build ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/29/2014 13:31:00


Following several months of work, Jer Giles, well-known Lancaster artist, in black, completed a massive wall mural project at the Ferris Public Library. Giles explains ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2014 14:33:00

Wray outspends Fabby 3:1 for $7,000 year HD 10 seat

Two candidates – John Wray and T.J. Fabby -- are vying for the State Representative seat vacated upon the retirement of Jim Pitts, who served ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2014 14:30:00

Diaper bags created for Little Hearts

  Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County learn new patterns for “Little Hearts for Hope” program.       WAXAHACHIE – A recent workshop held by the Creative Quilters Guild ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2014 14:27:00

TSTC Board paves way to serve state's workforce

(RED OAK/WAXAHACHIE/DALLAS) – The governor-appointed Board of Regents serving Texas State Technical College System gave its approval Thursday for the 11-location college system to pursue ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/21/2014 14:22:00

Skunk found positive for Rabies Virus

ENNIS – On Friday, May 2, Chauncy Williams, Director of the City of Ennis Department of Health Services received confirmation from the Texas Department of ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2014 16:47:00


In honor and remembrance of police officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice, the Ferris Police Department joined other Ellis County Police Agencies at a ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2014 16:47:00


Ferris residents will soon have a “Nice, beautiful ADA-compliant sidewalk,” according to City Manager Dennis M. Burn, P.E. The $101,455 project is in response to ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2014 16:46:00

Early Voting begins for run-off election

Many Texans vote early. Texas enables residents to vote in the days and weeks before an election to make the voting process more convenient and ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2014 16:45:00

Commissioners set term limits on courts

WAXAHACHIE – The third time on the agenda was charm for an item setting terms of court for Ellis County’s statutory county courts at law, ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/15/2014 16:43:00

Fire destroys mobile home; Wheelchair-bound girl escapes injury

Lee Gabor  Lee@LeeGabor.com Special to The Ellis County Press ELLIS COUNTY – No injuries were reported Thursday, May 1, when a mobile home burned at 930 Newton Road.  Volunteer ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2014 13:18:00

Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie merging with Scott & White Healthcare

WAXAHACHIE – Baylor Scott & White Health, the organization formed from the recent merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, announces ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2014 13:18:00


Sherri Galbraith, volunteer coordinator at Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties poses here with 15 pet beds donated by Seldom Seen Quilting Studio ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2014 13:17:00

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to Red Oak

RED OAK – Residents living in and around the Red Oak community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone ... Full story

Last Updated: 05/08/2014 13:16:00

San Jacinto Day celebrated with speeches, vendors

WAXAHACHIE – In commemoration of the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21, 1836), which Texas won its independence from Mexico, citizens gathered on the south ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/30/2014 22:58:00

IMPACT Waxahachie sponsors LE Conference

IMPACT Waxahachie, along with IMPACT coalitions in Ennis, Cedar Hill, Navarro, Navarro College, and Hillsboro, sponsored a training conference for area law enforcement officials at ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/30/2014 22:57:00

New emergency mass notification system OK'd

WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County Commissioners approved a service agreement for a new mass notification system for the office of Emergency Management during Monday’s regularly-scheduled meeting. “Everbridge ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/30/2014 22:56:00

Ferris increases no-permit fines

FERRIS - Effective May 1, the penalty for failing to obtain a building permit before starting work will be $250, up from $50, according to ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/30/2014 22:55:00

Ferris Brick Festival 2014

To view the gallery click the images on the right. ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/30/2014 22:53:00

Hope Health inititive hits milestone

Waxahachie – Hope Clinic celebrates the efforts of WISD elementary schools in the 2013 Miles for Hope health initiative.  Six elementary schools participated in Miles for ... Full story

Last Updated: 04/24/2014 14:44:00

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